Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS
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would buy again
1 week ago
Summary: what to say,its a very good lense works great does what it should gives very sharp pictures i have had no problems and would buy this again.I can take a very good picture of an island and the building on it which is about 2 -3 miles away if the weather cooperates that is. The 4 on value is me or the dollar not worth much.
Excerpt: I bought the lens for my Olympus E-M5 and am satisfied with the sharpness of the lens. Like all lenses with IBIS, I have to remember to turn it off when I shoot from a tripod of other stationary device. For close-ups I use a Canon 500D lens.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fairly Compact, Long Range Zoom
Excerpt: I am a nature and wildlife photographer who just purchased a GH4, and I am on an assignment to shoot 4K video. This lens is amazing. I can capture anything and every creature using this lens. It's sharp and clear and has great contrast.
Excerpt: I picked up this lens so that I can shoot pictures of my son while he plays soccer. I also got this because I lacked a native micro 4/3 telephoto zoom lens. I had a Nikon 70-300mm lens that I adapted to m4/3 but I found it difficult to focus accurately and it also had a lot of chromatic aberration which motivated me to get a native m4/3 lens.
Excerpt: Have this lens only for a week, and highly recommend it - can't beat it for the price. On the long end is sharp (contrary to what others say), but focus can be a little slow in low light. Well designed and OIS works very well.
Excerpt: I am a casual photographer who just switched to a Panasonic micro Four Thirds system and wanted a long distance lens for vacation shots. This lens is just right. Other reviews mentioned a grating feeling when focusing, but I have not found that to be true. I'm looking forward to having it for our trip to Hawaii this year.
Excerpt: Got this as a portable tele lens. It met my expectations in that it is compact and light given the focal range. Also the optical quality is decent.<br />Mechanical quality is ok but not great. AF works very good with my Olympus camera. I do not use the lens stabilization since my camera has IBIS.<br />The lens is a little slow but that is the price you pay for portability.
Excerpt: I'm using it on the new GH4. It is big comparing with the other Lumix Lenses. But with 300 mm that's normal. I like the image stabilization. Even at 300 it does a great job. Colors come out good. Sharpness is good. It is not your everyday lens. You cant take family photos with it. It is bulky and not practical for everyday use. But if you have the standard lenses in your bag and have a need for a 300mm (600mm)lens, this is a great choice.
Excerpt: With a focal length from 200 to 600 mm (35mm terms) this lens has a long reach. I use it for nature shots of animals, birds, flowers, etc. It is not a small lens, but not very large either and when supported with the left hand, it is very manageable on a M4/3 body.
Summary: Wanting more zoom than my Panasonic 200mm gave me, I bought this Lumix 100-300mm lens. I haven't been disappointed with the clarity of the pictures taken with this lens. At full length, a tripod or steadying fence would be advisable, but I have taken many good pictures at 300mm hand held. Sometimes turning the lens to extend it feels a little stiff, but it's certainly not a problem.